Pavestone and safety – they go together. Always.

by Pavestone on August 26, 2011

Safety? It means a lot to us at Pavestone. Our production facilities use heavy equipment (we do make our pavers, patio stones, edgers, and retaining wall blocks from concrete, after all) and the chance that an accident or an injury could happen at any moment of any day is very real to us. We are committed to equipping our people with the kind of knowledge and training that they need so that they can best react in emergencies. While we never want our team to have to use these skills, we’re proud when they can react when they need to.

Recently our Regional Safety, Healthy & Environmental Manager for our Colorado branch, Michael Batts, was conducting a CPR/AED/First Aid class in a conference room at a hotel. In the midst of the class, the hotel’s manager ran into the room needing help, explaining that a hotel guest had just passed out. Michael and one of our newest Pavestone employees, a volunteer firefighter, took action. The two used their Basic Life Support (BLS) training to determine that the man had suffered a stroke and provided first aid to the man until EMTs and paramedics arrived.

After everyone’s adrenaline had settled, the hotel manager visited with Michael about Pavestone’s safety trainings. The hotel’s staff had no requirement for CPR/AED/First Aid training, and Michael’s knowledge of how to handle the situation was enough to show him that it was incredibly valuable.

Pavestone is incredibly proud of our quick-thinking team and so thankful that they were able to help a perfect stranger. Next up? We’re considering offering our First Aid and CPR training to the family members of our employees on nights and weekends. Our people mean the world to us – it’s just that simple.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt Kreuz August 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Great job Michael!

Belgard Pavers September 27, 2011 at 2:31 am

Hey Mike keep your good work! This blog is awesome!

James November 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Great use of your training! Glad you were able to use it and help someone. Would be a great idea for all companies to provide such good training.

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